Helena Public Schools Core Values


Student-Centered | Relationships | Communication/Collaboration | Respect | Trust | Make a Difference | Excellence

Our Vision

Helena Public Schools foster dynamic educational experiences that prepare all students for life.

Our Mission

Helena Public Schools educate, engage, and empower each student to maximize his or her individual potential with the knowledge, skills and character essential to being a responsible citizen and life-long learner. This mission will be supported through the wise use of resources to meet students’ needs, regardless of interests and talents. Students, families, educators and the community are committed to sharing the responsibility for creating a student-centered educational community that acknowledges learning as a life-long process.

Guiding Principles

  • Each student enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle.
  • Each student learns in an intellectually challenging environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults.
  • Each student is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the school and broader community.
  • Each student has access to personalized learning and to qualified, caring adults.
  • Each graduate is prepared for success in college or further study and for employment in a global environment.

Teaching and Learning/Student Achievement

By the end of the 2024-25 school year:

  • Eighty-five percent of all Helena Public Schools third-grade students will be on grade level, as evidenced by the iReady reading assessment.
  • Seventy-five percent of all Helena Public Schools third-grade students will demonstrate grade-level proficiency on math grade level standards by achieving a proficient score on the iReady math assessment.